Cooke looking to convert to trout farming in Washington

(08/06/19)

after Atlantic salmon ban

Black Harbour, New Brunswick, Canada-based Cooke Aquaculture plans to transition its Washington state salmon farms to become trout farms as the state’s ban on open non-native net-pen fish-farming approaches. 

The ban on non-native finfish farming was signed by Washington Governor Jay Inslee in March of 2018 and goes into effect in 2022. 

Cooke Vice President of Public Relations Joel Richardson called the state’s permitting “species-specific” and told SeafoodSource the move to pivot to native steelhead trout (Washington’s............................................................


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